"O L-RD, Who are my power and my strength and my refuge in the day of trouble, to You nations will come from the ends of the earth and say, 'Only lies have our fathers handed down to us, emptiness in which there is nothing of any avail! Can a man make gods for himself, and they are no gods? 'Therefore, behold I let them know; at this time I will let them know My power and My might, and they shall know that My Name is the L-RD".
Jeremiah 16:19-21

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Serpents of Desire – Garden of Eden

January 8, 2012

Beyond the Lullaby Effect: Reading the Bible with open eyes. by Rabbi David Fohrman MORE ARTICLES   Adam, Eve and the Elephant in the Room – Serpents of Desire, Part 1 by Rabbi David FohrmanWhy would God want to withhold a knowledge of good and evil from us?   A Tale of Two Trees – Serpents of […]

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Serpents of Desire: A Tale of Two Trees – Part Two

June 12, 2011

Mankind’s undetermined nature, perched precariously between mortality and immortality. by Rabbi David Fohrman Until now, we’ve concentrated on the mysterious “Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil.” But there was more than one special tree in the garden. For God also created a second, mysterious tree in Paradise — the Tree of Life:   God made […]

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Serpents of Desire: Adam and Eve and the Elephant in the Room – Part One

June 12, 2011

Why would God want to withhold a knowledge of good and evil from us? by Rabbi David Fohrman Okay, you’ve taken some time to re-read the story of Adam, Eve and the Snake. Hopefully, you’ve read it with fresh eyes, and asked yourself that very basic of questions: “What is strange about this picture?” Before getting to […]

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Serpents of Desire: Good and Evil in the Garden of Eden.

June 12, 2011

An Introduction Beyond the Lullaby Effect: Reading the Bible with open eyes. by Rabbi David Fohrman Paradoxically enough, a big problem we have in studying the Bible is that the stories are so familiar to us. No matter where you grew up, no matter what level of education you’ve had, you’ve come across the story of […]

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Devil, Demons and Hell …

June 7, 2011

By Shmuel Golding   Essential to Christianity is the belief in the devil. The devil comes up throughout the New Testament where he is considered to be on par with G-d. We are moving into the 21st Century, but fundamental Christianity is still in the Middle Ages. What is generally seen by rational minds as […]

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Noahide The First Covenant – Torah of Eden

May 13, 2011

Alan W. Cecil There is a question in the world about the value of being a Gentile. Does Gd care about the non-Jewish world? Many people have felt that their status makes them worth only of “the crumbs from the table.” This misunderstanding has caused many to try to find an identity, a label, to […]

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